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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 7, 2021

Name of the macro-enabled .xslm websheet needs correction in .blob file

With the older versions (which would connect to TM1 via PMHUB), the websheet names were same in .blob as well as .xlsm. However, any of the new versions that use the ODATA connection from PA for Excel to connect to TM1, has been displaying GUID name. As a result of this, it is difficult to relate the websheet names in the }Externals folder without having to open the related .blob file from }Applications folder and then comparing the 50 digit alpha-numeric file name. In absence of this, the developers will now have to perform additional tasks during deployment of code promotions to Prod and have to manually open some 150+ websheets in order to verify them.

In addition, we are also not able to use a utility (using VB Script) that we've been using in the past which helped us clean up the }Externals folder (by removing duplicate websheets), updating cell references etc.

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  • Admin
    Stuart King
    Nov 2, 2021

    We have never documented the contents of files, or patterns for file names (other than extension) in TM1. This is not something we plan to start documenting as it's subject to change. The exact problem you are describing is why we do not disclose this infomration.

  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2021

    The request was not for TM1 to support VB scripts, its just one of the few issues caused by the recent change in the .xlsm file names.

    If is the tool is subject to changes in future versions for the way it stores/names the file structures then ensure it is documented in the release notes before you make it available to public for use.


    Thanks,

    Vidhya

  • Admin
    Stuart King
    Nov 2, 2021

    I have declined this enhancement request.

    We do not document the internal file structure or names of files in a TM1 local database. VB scripts that rely on specific file names, or file content, are not be supported. Note that the file structure and even access to files stored by the database is subject to change in future versions of TM1.